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For Louisianans, this week is jam-packed full of fun. Two of the most decadent holidays known to man happen to fall within the confines of this week.

Today is Mardi Gras, which roughly translates to “farewell to flesh.” Though not everyone who celebrates the holiday — usually with parades, food, wine and other indulgences — is Catholic, the main point of the holiday is to celebrate as the season changes into Lent (which begins Wednesday). During Lent, many Catholics fast from something they like as part of their religious traditions.

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